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Florida Blue Symposium to feature health care policy wonk Alan Levine

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While Republicans in Congress struggle with “repeal and replace” of the Affordable Care Act, a group of leading health care professionals look to the future of health care in America by asking “What’s next?” “Affordable Care Act: Where Do We Go From Here – The Politics of health care” is the featured roundtable at the Florida Blue Foundation’s annual Community Health Symposium and Sapphire Awards held April 19-20 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee. Among the…

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Florida Blue Symposium to ask ‘what’s next’ with ACA, politics of health care

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With the Affordable Care Act certain to remain a leading issue throughout 2017 and beyond, hundreds of leading health care professionals will gather this spring to discuss the question: “What’s next?” “Affordable Care Act: Where Do We Go From Here — The Politics of Healthcare” is the featured roundtable at the Florida Blue Foundation’s annual Community Health Symposium and Sapphire Awards held April 19-20 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee. The two-day conference will host more…

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Florida Blue Symposium to explore ‘Creating a Culture of Health’

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The Florida Blue Foundation will hold its annual Community Health Symposium and Sapphire Awards April 19-20 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee. The 2017 conference will feature more than 400 Florida-based, regional and national health professionals; attendees will get an opportunity to learn about health care culture, purpose built communities and communities of health. Discussions will focus on health issues, policy, reform and engagement. Executives on hand will be from a range of private sector, government,…

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Florida Blue Foundation symposium to focus on health care, poverty and community

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The Florida Blue Foundation will hold its 2017 Community Health Symposium and Sapphire Awards April 19-20 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee. The two-day event will feature speakers from leading health professionals, and focus on a variety of issues facing the industry. The event kicks off at 9:45 a.m. April 19 with a keynote address from Carol Naughton, the president of Purpose Built Community. Naughton is expected to discuss how to create healthy neighborhoods to help break the cycle of…

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Joe Abruzzo, Holly Raschein file bills to expand public protections for LGBTQ Floridians

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A bipartisan pair of South Florida lawmakers — Democratic state Sen. Joe Abruzzo of Boynton Beach and state Rep. Holly Raschein, a Key Largo Republican — announced they will pursue legislation to update state law to include sexual orientation and gender identity under Florida’s workplace and public accommodations protections. The bill — HB 45, filed Tuesday morning — is dubbed the “Florida Competitive Workforce Act” and specifically amends F.S. 760.01, an anti-discrimination statute, to include “sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.” A business consortium called Florida…

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